Membership: Red-Bone, Rocky Rhodes, several others
Purpose: Motorcycle enthusiasts
Enemies: Vera Cantor, Zelda Kurtzberg, Candy Southern, X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey)
Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: X-Men I#32 (May, 1967)
History: (X-Men I#32 (fb) - BTS) - Rocky Rhodes asked Zelda Kurtzberg for a date but she turned him down. The rejection made Rocky irate.
(X-Men I#32) - A week later, Rocky led the Satan's Saints in an attack on Coffee A Go-Go, where Zelda was enjoying a date with her boyfriend Bobby Drake and Bobby's friends (secretly the X-Men). The five bikers drove through the window of the coffee shop then encircled the table where Zelda and her friends sat, taunting them as "college types." Not wishing to give away their mutant powers, the civilian X-Men didn't take action at first but Bobby pretended to slip then create an ice slick on the front tire of Rocky's motorcycle which caused Rocky's motorcycle to slide out of control and into a wall.
The other bikers suspected the "college types" were responsible for Rocky's accident although they didn't know how. One of them drove directly at Warren Worthington III and Scott Summers but the duo flipped up their table and made the biker drive up it like a ramp, causing him to become entangled in the chandelier above. Jean Grey used her telekinetic powers to make two other bikers collide into each other and finally Hank McCoy defeated the last biker by kicking him off his motorcycle. The police soon came and arrested the gang.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Werner Roth and John Tartaglione.
Profile by Prime Eternal.
Satan's Saints should not be confused with:
Red-Bone was a member of Satan's Saints who joined the gang as they assaulted Coffee A Go-Go to intimidate Zelda for not dating Rocky Rhodes. However, Zelda's friends were secretly the X-Men and Jean Grey used her telekinetic powers to make Red-Bone's helmet slip over his face, causing him to collide his motorcycle into that of another member, knocking them both out. Red-Bone was arrested by the police with the rest of his fellow bikers.
Rocky Rhodes was the leader of Satan's Saints. He once asked Zelda Kurtzberg for a date but she turned him down. Being a poor loser, he decided to strike back at her by collecting his gang and breaking up her date with Bobby Drake. Rocky and his men raided Coffee A Go-Go and encircled the table where Zelda, Bobby and their friends were enjoying their date. Unfortunately for Rocky, Bobby was Iceman of the X-Men and he stealthily used his powers to create an ice slick on the front tire of Rocky's motorcycle. Rocky's motorcycle slid out of control and struck a wall. The other civilian X-Men quickly defeated the rest of the gang. Rocky and his cohorts were arrested.
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X-Men I#32, page 6, panel 1 (Satan's Saints, main)
X-Men I#32, page 7, panel 5 (Satan's Saints, jacket, back view)
X-Men I#32, page 6, panel 1 (Red-Bone)
X-Men I#32, page 7, panel 3 (Rocky)
X-Men I#32 (May, 1967) - Roy Thomas (writer), Werner Roth (penciler), John Tartaglione (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 06/30/2022
Last updated: 06/30/2022
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